Find the Pit Bull
DogsBite.org - Snack Sized Dog, a writer at The Truth About Pit Bulls blog,1 masterfully dissects the online pit bull identification test (Find the Pit Bull) in a recent blog post. The deceptive test, crafted by the pit bull fan club, is designed to show that the average person cannot identify a pit bull. (See our version of a realistic test.) Snack Sized Dog methodically breaks down the deceptions in the test and offers compelling details about each "close" br… [Read full blog post]
From left: Margaret Salcedo and her brother Gary, local activists, "Do Nothing" District Attorney Clint Wellborn, pit bull owners John and Angie Hardiman and one of the attacking pit bulls.
Dog Owners Jailed
UPDATE 10/19/11: In a sudden turn of events, the couple whose pit bulls mauled Margaret Salcedo to death Easter Sunday were jailed yesterday after two persons from Child Protective Services came forward with new information about the dogs. Joseph Hardiman, 40-years… [Read full blog post]
From left: breeding bitches with docked tails, blood spattered porch and neighbor.
Dog Owners Convicted
UPDATE 09/28/11: A Carter County jury took just three hours to convict a couple of charges in connection to the dog mauling death of Virgil Cantrell. Rickey Lynn Grant and his wife, Lisa Kay Bloxham-Grant, were convicted with ownership of a dangerous dog causing the death of a person. The jury's sentencing recommendation was that each pay a $5,000 fine. This is a far lower… [Read full blog post]
Inspires State Law
Phoenix, AZ - In September, we published a post (Craven Desires: Weekly Frankenmauler Round Up Collection) about the many beloved pets who are savaged by pit bulls. The post also wrote of a dog named Fabian, who was killed by a pit bull in 2009, and how its owners, Richard and Sally Andrade, were working to change state law. Today, Fabian's Law became a reality. One can see in the video that this was no minor undertaking by the Andrades.
The new law (HB 2137) incre… [Read full blog post]
Sullivan, OH - The Mansfield News Journal reports that an Ashland County man died Sunday evening after trying to break up a fight between his bulldog and his son's pit bull terrier. During the fight, the pit bull latched onto his hand. When the family tried to get the dog to release its grip, the victim reportedly passed out and stopped breathing. Cary Grant, 56, was taken to Lodi General Hospital where according to his son, suffered a "massive heart attack" and d… [Read full blog post]
Subang Jaya, MY - The City of Subang Jaya has banned seven dangerous dog breeds: American bulldog, American pit bull, Japanesa tosa, Neapolitan mastiff, akita, dogo argentino and fila brasileiro. The ban is in immediate effect and operations are underway to check residential areas for them. The ban stems from a directive by the Selangor Veterinary Department that classifies the dogs as "predisposed to aggressive or dangerous behavior."1
Subang Jay… [Read full blog post]
Permanent disfiguring pit bull injury suffered by Sarah Baily.
Ear Attachment Fails
UPDATE 04/13/11: WSBT reported yesterday that Sarah Bailey has permanently lost the ear that was bitten off by her grandfather's pit bull last month. "Doctors reattached the ear while giving Sarah blood thinners to keep it alive," explains the WSBT reporter. "But her ear recently died. The doctors were forced to remove it." The news group also reports that Sarah's mother is now facing evic… [Read full blog post]
Katrina Mitchell was charged with endangerment after her rottweiler killed her baby.
Under the Influence
UPDATE 07/16/11: New details emerged in the criminal case against Katrina Mitchell. A police affidavit filed in court Friday stated that Mitchell began drinking beer about 3 pm that afternoon. Tests done later that night showed her blood alcohol level to be about .30, over three times the legal driving limit in Maine. Mitchell also tested positive for THC (marijuana)… [Read full blog post]